In our BK (before kids) days, hubby and I had a long list of TV shows we used to watch on the large flat screen TV that he happily brought home one day (I can still hear myself asking him, when I came home that day, “What have you done?!”)
Then babies arrived just over two-and-a-half years ago and our days of evening TV programming went out the window. Now the TV is largely used by our toddler for ABC for Kids or daytime reruns for me whilst I’m on parental leave.
Hubby did keep recording some shows but I told him, after our hard drive reached capacity, that it wasn’t worth it and we’d never catch up. So we rationalised what we watched and ditched certain shows, such as the CSI franchise and it’s offshoots, Numbers, House, The Unit and more (some of these, I know, have since been axed).
But both of us still had a few favourites that we wanted to keep up with.
Enter, online TV! WooooooHoooooooo!
So today, I am grateful that many of our favourite shows are available online. I can now watch my favourite BBC period pieces, Doctor Who, Grand Designs and Midsomer Murders on ABC iView, The Mentalist, The Closer and Big Bang Theory on Channel 9’s FixPlay and Bones, Castle and How I Met Your Mother on Channel 7’s Plus7. And I can shop around for whatever else might take my fancy if I’ve the time.
I should also add that I’m also grateful ABC iView runs on the iPad as it’s helped entertain a restless toddler on more than one occasion (let’s say hundreds over the past year).
Does TV factor into your busy life? Do you watch more in real time or online? What are your must-see shows?